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Old 05-03-2005, 10:48 AM   #1
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Installer does not recognize USB external Hard Drive

I am trying to install FC3 on an external hard drive connected via a USB cable. According to documentation I have seen this should be possible. Only one problem, the Anaconda installer only recognizes my internal HD. I do not get the option of selecting the external HD. I have done some searching on the web to see if there is a way to fix this, but have only found bits and pieces of info but nothing that has really helped. Most of what I found deals with booting from an external hard drive, but I have to be able to install FC3 before I can do that. The external HD is a 300GB "Maxtor OneTouch II". Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Old 05-03-2005, 10:52 AM   #2
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Good luck booting from an external USB hard drive: I've never been able to make it work, but YMMV.


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